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Mariachis and 'Cielito Lindo' welcome Pope Francis to Mexico City

Mariachis and 'Cielito Lindo' welcome Pope Francis to Mexico City

Pope Francis arrived Friday night on his first trip as pontiff to the overwhelmingly Roman Catholic country of Mexico, following a historic meeting in Cuba with the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church and looking ahead to a pointed and problematic mission.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and his wife, Angelica Rivera, greeted the pope, surrounded by mariachis and festively dressed dancers singing the Mexican classic "Cielito Lindo."

"Queremos su bendicion!" the crowd shouted: "We want your blessing!"

It is the fourth trip as pope to the Americas for the Argentine native, the first pontiff born in the...

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